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Re-enable iTunes sharing outside local subnet
Authored by: ecammit on Nov 19, '03 01:05:30PM
I was having problems, so here is what I did. It works too.

On both client and server:
  1. Open port 3689 on the firewall in the sharing system preference for incomming for TCP packets.
On the server:
  1. Start up iTunes and leave open.
  2. Turn on "Share My Music" in iTunes preferences.
  3. Turn on remote login in the "Sharing" panel on System Preferences
  4. If you are using a router to connect to the internet, be sure to turn on port forwarding for your router. Forward incomming tcp packets on port 3689 to port 3689 on your server computer and tcp packets on port 22 to port 22 on your server computer.
On the client:
  1. Get and install "Rendezvous Beacon"
  2. Set up like above, but for the hostname and ip address use:
    Host Name: localhost
    IP Address:
  3. Open a terminal and type:
    ssh -L 3689:<server or router ip>:3689 -l <username> -N <server or router ip></server> &

    <server or router ip></server>
    is the ip of your server or router (without the greater than less than) and where
    is your short user name on the server
  4. Open iTunes
  5. and turn OFF "Share my music"
  6. and turn ON "Look for Shared Music"

Now select the item in the source list the corresponds to what you named the Rendezvous Beacon service that you set up. If you don't see it, then you need to make sure rendezvous beacon is open and that the beacon you created has the box checked next to it. If you still don't see it, check to make sure that you entered the data for the beacon properly.

Other possible trouble spots:
  • If you restart your computer (or possibly log out) you will have to open the console and type that command again.
  • If all you see is a duplicate of the library on your client computer, you need to turn off share my music in the preferences.
I hope this helps!

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Re-enable iTunes sharing outside local subnet
Authored by: ecammit on Nov 19, '03 01:08:59PM

note, the </sever> text appearing in the last post should be removed. It did not appear in the preview, but got entered in when I published the hint. Sorry for the inconvenience.

The command in the terminal should be:
ssh -L 3689:<server or router IP/DNS>:3689 -l <short username on server> -N <server or router IP/DNS> &

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